For some people, conception is a desired and planned experience; a process that occurs with relative ease. For others, it is a time when physical and emotional difficulties may arise, leaving individuals to manage feelings of inadequacy and resentment, and in some cases wondering whether to continue pursuing pregnancy. Trying to fall pregnant can sometimes be a stressful and overwhelming time for individuals and their partners. The professional support and guidance of a psychologist or clinical psychologist can offer individuals the space and structure to work through their emotions and thoughts.
Conception can be a lengthy process in which some people may require medical intervention, including IVF. It may be a time in which anxiety and obsessional thinking increase significantly. This is understandable given the uncertainty that occurs and the fact that time is passing by without the desired outcome. For some individuals and couples, IVF may lead to pregnancy quickly, while for others it may become a long and exhausting process. During this time, it can make a real difference to have professional emotional support along the way.
Forest for the Trees Perinatal Psychology, Newcastle, is a fully inclusive practice and we are here to support all individuals and families with fertility problems. Whether you are in a heterosexual or same-sex relationship, or if you are not partnered, we are here to support you along the road to parenthood. We are experienced in working with same sex-couples and single-parent families and we understand some of the particular challenges these families may encounter.
Forest for the Trees Perinatal Psychology, Newcastle, provides fertility counselling to support you with emotional difficulties arising in relation to fertility problems.